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World skin cancer experts meet in Brisbane

The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) will be hosting the world’s best skin cancer researchers from Brisbane and Arizona.

The International Skin Cancer Workshop on Tuesday 29 March aims to facilitate collaborations between researchers from the two states and has been made possible by the generous support from The Atlantic Philanthropies.

“We hope that this workshop will help focus the research capacity of Queensland and Arizona on addressing the healthcare needs for skin cancer,” said Professor David Whiteman, Head of QIMR’s Cancer Control Group.

“Queenslanders have one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with Arizona close behind. This collaboration provides an excellent opportunity to spearhead skin cancer research in Australia and the USA.”

The international workshop is the second meeting of the Pan-Pacific Skin Cancer Consortium, a coalition of institutes and centres that brings together world leading skin cancer researchers from the Sun Belt states of Arizona and Queensland.

The workshop will bring together researchers from QIMR, The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and Diamantina Institute and the Arizona Cancer Centre

The workshop will showcase the ongoing research into skin cancer in Queensland and Arizona, including: behavioural research, epidemiology and primary prevention, genetics, chemoprevention, tumour biology and immunology, and clinical medicine.

For more information, visit the Pan-Pacific Skin Cancer Consortium’s event webpage.